AND THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!
Canadian City Completely Eradicates Homelessness with Brand New Approach!
Finally common sense prevails and we slowly begin to realise that homelessness ends, with housing! I've championed a Housing First approach since I launched People's Property Shop in 2012 - however back then I knew nothing about the Canadian project and was working purely by a common sense compass. How anyone can get their life back on track when existing within the chaotic conditions of a rough sleeping lifestyle is beyond me. We have plenty of em...pty homes available and a thriving and highly skilled voluntary sector, particulally in the North of England where I am based. Solutions can be created. Nobody should be out sleeping in the cold.
Housing First is slowly hitting the UK and I am really excited to be involved with the Oldham pilot scheme. If we now collaborate and channel some of our resources into support and aftercare, rather than focusing on enabling and temporary services, I really think we have the opportunity to change the face of homelessness forever.
Please support a Housing First approach to homelessness in your town!